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If you’re reading this you’re probably a fan of the Steampunk aesthetic. That’s why you’ll probably love this list of of Steampunk movies! This list below gathers together a wide range of Steampunk movies that embody the fun, creative and action packed Steampunk vibe. Check out the 10 Best Steampunk movies:
1. Van Helsing
Van Helsing is an awesome movie about a monster hunter sent to Transylvania to bring down Count Dracula. This movie has some truly awesome Steampunk aesthetics in it with a touch of gothic as well. It brought together different characters from horror literature like Frankenstein, Dracula, and a few others. Definitely be sure to check out Van Helsing’s awesome Steampunk inspired crossbow. Seriously, that thing is amazing.
This is an historical adventure drama movie based on Brian Selznick’s novel. It’s about a young orphan boy who receives an automaton from his father along with a mysterious notebook. We can’t really say much more without giving up too much of the story but what we can talk about is the awesome Steampunk aesthetic in this movie. One doesn’t have to look very far to see the Steampunk influences, from the rooms filled with gears and steaming pipes to the bronze decorated automaton, this movies is just oozing Steampunk. Definitely worth a watch!
3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln, the famous President of the United States, is the protagonist of this movie. After discovering vampires are planning to take over the United States, he crafts a plan to eliminate them. The Victorian fashion in this movies gives off some cool Steampunk vibes and epic action scenes make this movie an awesome (albeit somewhat cheesy) experience.
Just like the name suggest, this movie has a lot of Steampunk influences in it. This movie is a retro science fiction epic that takes place in Victorian Britain. The main character, a boy inventor, finds himself caught up in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power. This movie has some awesome Steampunk styled visuals so be sure to check this one out!
5. Wild Wild West
This is an American Steampunk classic and you really need to check this one out if you haven’t by now. This action comedy features some really cool Steampunk tech such as nitroglycerine-powdered bicycles, spring-loaded notebooks, steam tanks and flying machines. Seriously, if you haven’t watched this yet, what are you waiting for?!
6. Treasure Planet
This is an animated science fiction film which was adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novel “Treasure Island”. It is composed of some futuristic technology, and a Pirate space ship which makes it an amazing Steampunk movie.
The movie is about a fifteen year old boy named Jim Hawkins who came across a map to the greatest pirate trove in the universe. Yes that’s right, the universe. There’s a lot of futuristic technology in this movie but it’s all glued together by an awesome Steampunk aesthetic that makes it a real treat to watch.
7. A Series of Unfortunate Events
A Series of Unfortunate Events is a dark comedy adventure film. It is an adaptation of the The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window, being the first three books in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The film tells the story of three orphans who are adopted by a mysterious theater troupe actor named Count Olaf as he attempts to steal their late parents’ fortune. The movie has a fantastic Neo-Victorian feel to it which really gives off some cool Steampunk vibes. Overall it’s a great movie and definitely worth checking out just for the aesthetic alone.
8. The Golden Compass
Golden Compass takes place in a parallel universe where a mysterious company threatens to separate children from their real imaginary friends. This alternate Victorian world is loaded with scientific machines, beautiful sets, and tons of Steampunk gadgets to enjoy.
9. Howl’s Moving Castle
Sophie, an 18 years old young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, the Witch of Waste. Her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard Howl and his companions in his legged, walking home. The Steampunk influences here are on clear display, just take a look at that walking castle. This Studio Ghibli production is definitely worth a watch for any Steampunk fan!
10. City of Ember
This Steampunk movie has some really cool Steampunk characteristics such as retro technology and a post apocalyptic setting. The visuals alone make it worth a watch for any Steampunk fan, don’t miss out on this one!